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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cutie Stories - "Cogito ergo sum.."

Cogito ergo sum

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Cogito ergo sum (French: "Je pense donc je suis"; English: "I think, therefore I am") is aphilosophical Latin 
statement proposed by René Descartes. The simple meaning of the phrase is that someone wondering whether 
or not he or she exists is, in and of itself, proof that something, an "I", exists to do the thinking. However, this 
"I" is not the more or less permanent person we call "I". It may be that the something that thinks is purely
 momentary, and not the same as the something which has a different thought the next moment.[1]
The phrase became a fundamental element of Western philosophy, as it was perceived to form a foundation for all knowledge. While other knowledge could be a figment of imagination, deception or mistake, the very act of doubting one's own existence serves to some people as proof of the reality of one's own existence, or at least that of one's thought.
The statement is sometimes given as Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum (English: "I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am").
Descartes's original statement was "Je pense donc je suis", from his Discourse on Method (1637). He wrote it in French, not in Latin and thereby reached a wider audience in his country than that of scholars. He uses the Latin "Cogito ergo sum" in the laterPrinciples of Philosophy.."



Sometimes thinking is a bad idea.. an academic research to put the case for unthinking...


How do you learn to unthink? Dylan believes the creative impulse needs protecting from self-analysis: “As you get older, you get smarter, and that can hinder you…You’ve got to programme your brain not to think too much.” Flann O’Brien said we should be “calculatedly stupid” in order to write. The only reliable cure for overthinking seems to be enjoyment, something that both success and analysis can dull. Experienced athletes and artists often complain that they have lost touch with what made them love what they do in the first place. Thinking about it is a poor substitute..


We live in age of self-reflection, analysing every aspect of our work, micro-commentating on our own lives online, reading articles urging us to ponder what makes us happy. Much of this may be worthwhile, but we also need to put thinking in its place. Djokovic’s return was both the culmination of his life’s effort and an expression of careless joy. It kinda worked.."

** Ian Leslie works in advertising, is the author of "Born Liars" and tweets as @mrianleslie

Usually translated from the Latin as 'I think, therefore I am':

cogito, ergo sumPossibly the best known of all philososophical quotations; this is from the French philosopher René Descartes in Discourse on Method, 1637, where he attempted to prove his existence as a thinking being, by thinking. 'I think, therefore I am' comes to us in English via two translations. Descartes' original statement in French was "Je pense, donc je suis"..

What is the meaning of "cogito ergo sum.." ??

***Renee Descartes, the famous philosopher, used that to prove his own existence. It literally means, "I think; therefore, I am." He claimed that his ability to form thoughts made him a real, living, human being.

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